Apologies for the delay with this update... WOW 5 group are now coming to the end of phase 1 of their period with us. Since February they have attended daily and partaken in the various programme activities. All of the young people have now moved away from the streets are now in basic housing. The next phase of the programme will involve them moving on to apprenticeships or small business. During this time we will continue to offer various supports to them.
During this year we have been priviliged to have 3 Irish visitors Sr Frances, Eilis and Ursula spend time with us. Sr Frances and Eilis have been long term volunteers with us at VMM. Sr Frances worked with some of the WOW team in the area of counselling training and counselling supervision. Eilis brought her catering and tailoring skills to the project. A number of the young people can now bake lovely cakes as well as sew reusable sanitary pads and reusable nappies / diapers. Eilis also shared these sewing skills with the women at Kitale prison. For Ursula it was her first time in Africa. Ursula is a teacher from Gonzaga College in Dublin and among other things her legacy to WOW will be chess. She brought some chess sets with her and taught all the group how to play the game. Since that time the young people play it at the project base and at their homes with great vigour and passion. For Ursulas farewell send off we had a barbeque and an outdoor screening of the movie "Queen of Katwe" which follows the success story of a young Ugandan girl who takes up chess. The young people found the movie inspirational. There were many tears shed as Ursula departed.
With this report we would like to thank all those of you who have supported this project on a once off basis or as monthly supporters. Without your help we couldn't do the work that we are doing. We look forward to sharing with you how the young people of WOW 5 fare when they leave our day service to the next stage. Our next report will also feature the WOW 5 graduation and introduction to the WOW 6 group. Thanks again.
Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.
Give the gift of stability in a time of instability. Set up an automatic, monthly gift now and get matched at 100%—because the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt us all, and it will take all of us to overcome it. Terms and conditions apply.
Monthly giving is as easy, safe, and as inexpensive as a Netflix subscription. Start a monthly donation to Association of Mission Volunteers today and get matched at 100%. Terms and conditions apply.